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World-class academic programs. Award-winning professors. Steps from the Atlantic Ocean. This is Dalhousie, one of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Situated in the heart of Nova Scotia, you’ll find buildings covered in ivy, a warm and welcoming community and a host of internationally recognized programs. Commerce, engineering, agriculture, computer science, English, law, oceanography, architecture – take your pick. Dalhousie offers flexible, comprehensive degree programs in a place where academic tradition blends with breakthrough thinking and research. Here, you’ll be surrounded by professors whose passion for what they do shows, both in and out of the classroom. And you’ll meet fellow students from across Canada and around the globe. For almost 200 years, Dalhousie has shaped and informed great thinkers, including former prime ministers, astronauts, writers, scientists and 87 Rhodes Scholars so far. We can’t wait to meet our 88th.
Perfect place, p erfect size Why study in Canada? Start with natural beauty and sophisticated, safe communities. Add in that Canada is one of the world’s most well-educated nations, with a highquality university system. What’s more, we’re one of the world’s most multicultural countries. Canada hosted approximately 250,000 international students in 2012.
one university, TWO LOCATIONS. Halifax A lively coastal city of almost 400,000, as well as the business and cultural centre of Maritime Canada, Halifax is the perfect size – offering a blend of everything you want in an urban setting with a friendly, small town feel. The city’s youthful spirit, rich history and scenic waterfront all combine with our legendary Maritime charm to make Halifax one of the best places to live and study in Canada.
Truro Our Agricultural Campus sits just outside Truro, a scenic town about one hour from Halifax. The campus is marked by open space, living labs and warm, welcoming people.
Old School Founded in 1818 by George Ramsay, Scotland’s ninth Earl of Dalhousie and Nova Scotia’s Lieutenant-Governor of the day, Dalhousie was modelled after the University of Edinburgh.
Regardless of where you study at Dalhousie, you’ll find our commitment to sustainability is evident everywhere – we have a bike-loan program, energy-efficient buildings and locally-grown food. In fact, Dalhousie was the first university in the country to receive an Energy Star® from the Government of Canada.
What’s the weather LIKE? Average temperatures in Nova Scotia range from 10°C in fall to -5°C in winter; from 4°C in early spring to 20°C and warmer in summer.
Get outside Point Pleasant Park: Enjoying fresh air is easy when you’ve got 185 acres of parkland overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, just a 10-minute walk from campus. Waterfront: Stroll the scenic Halifax harbourside where you’ll find great artists, food, music and much more. Victoria Park: Close to the Agricultural Campus, these 400 acres include a treecovered gorge, waterfalls and walking trails.
Photo: Nova Scotia Tourism Agency
Welcome to a University WHERE PROUD HISTORY AND A CONFIDENT FUTURE LIVE SIDE-BY-SIDE
Academic reputation and credentials A tradition of excellence In all we do. Dalhousie offers more than 4,000 courses in over 180 degree programs. We’re a world leader in marine biology and ocean sciences, and the only place in Atlantic Canada where you’ll find programs like international food business, community design, recreation management and informatics. And our environment, sustainability and society program is one of only two such programs in North America. Other popular programs include commerce, engineering, pre-veterinary studies, computer science, agriculture and kinesiology, to name a few. For a complete listing, see pages 10-11 or visit dal.ca/programs. Dalhousie is big enough to offer an array of academic choices, but flexible enough to ensure your degree reflects who you truly are and want to be. Suppose you want to combine music and math. Russian and environmental science. Business and biochemistry. You can do it here. So go ahead, explore new areas and follow your passions. Whatever you choose, you’ll gain valuable career-based skills and new knowledge along the way.
Looking for a leading research university? LOOK NO FURTHER Dalhousie is a member of the U15, comprised of Canada’s elite research-intensive universities. We conduct more than $140 million in research annually and, as a world leader in oceans studies, serve as host university for the international Ocean Tracking Network. You’ll have access to top researchers, including the 51 Canada Research Chairs who work and teach here. They’re leading global efforts to protect our planet and expand our understanding of the world.
Come for your undergrad. Stay for more. Dalhousie offers 90 master’s degrees and 40 doctoral degree programs, including interdisciplinary programs in areas like international development, e-commerce, engineering, health informatics, marine management, and environmental studies. We’re internationally recognized for our many professional programs, including medicine, dentistry and law.
At Dal you have many choices for interesting courses and the professors are great. They’re friendly, helpful and always explain the course material very well. Ding Fan, China Management
Life at dal – inside the classroom
Life at dal – outside the classroom
The professors won’t forget your name. And you won’t forget theirs.
The best thing about life at Dal? GREAT ACADEMICS AND VIBRANT STUDENT LIFE.
What makes a really great class? Simple. A really great professor. Our professors are experts in their fields. Friendly and accessible, they engage, motivate and inspire you. They love to share their passion for discovery in the classroom. They love what they do. And it shows.
Student societies and academic clubs are a great way to meet people and try new things. Dalhousie offers more than 280 groups, from DalDance to an equestrian club. The International Students’ Association, one of the most active on campus, organizes gala celebrations and cultural events. Many groups, like Habitat for Humanity or Engineers Without Borders, are involved in community service and volunteer activities. So go ahead, get busy, and check out your options at dsu.ca.
Joan Conrod, Faculty of Management Prof. Conrod’s classes are a mixture of learning, interaction and personal development. Her approach has made her a nine-time Commerce Professor of the Year. She’s won teaching awards from Dalhousie and the Atlantic Association of Universities, and was recently named a 3M National Teaching Fellow – one of Canada’s top teaching honours. Sean Myles, Faculty of Agriculture Sean Myles holds a Canada Research Chair in agricultural genetic diversity. Prof. Myles leads a team of scientists and students examining the DNA of apples. Their work, supported by $1 million in research funding, could make it possible to predict the commercial success of apple trees while they’re still seedlings, and has implications for grape growers, as well. Sara Iverson, Faculty of Science Sara Iverson studies how climate change affects fur seals – creatures that weigh up to 270 kg. She brings her research directly into the classroom, ensuring students learn from real-life findings. Prof. Iverson is also scientific director for the Ocean Tracking Network Canada, part of a global effort to assess and understand adaptations in marine life around the globe.
Go Dal! The spirit of the Dal Tigers and Rams is campus-wide, both on and off the playing field. On the Halifax campus, try out or cheer on varsity Tigers teams in soccer, cross-country, track and field, swimming, basketball, volleyball and hockey. On the Agricultural Campus, root or play for varsity Rams soccer, badminton, cross-country, basketball, volleyball and rugby teams or take part in woodsmen competitions. Learn more at dal.ca/athletics.
Work It Out. All students can stay active and involved. Join an intramural team. Hit the gym or pool at Dalplex. Run the pitch on Wickwire Field. Work the cardio machines at the Langille Athletic Centre on our Agricultural Campus.
Dalhousie’s International Centre You’ll find a warm welcome and a supportive environment from the moment you arrive to the day you graduate. Visit dal.ca/international.
Srini Sampalli Professor, Faculty of Computer Science
The right place for you Do it all: Co-op programs, Volunteer placements, International exchanges. Our co-operative education (co-op) programs, internships, volunteer placements, exchanges and study-abroad courses let you travel to fascinating cities and countries, and open the door to a world of opportunities. Co-op programs deliver the best of both worlds. By alternating classroom learning with workplace experience, you gain practical skills, make money and build career contacts. Co-op opportunities exist close to Dal, throughout Canada and around the globe. Degrees are available in select undergraduate programs in the faculties of Computer Science, Engineering, Management, Science and Architecture. Visit dal.ca/coop. Each year, hundreds of Dalhousie students take part in international exchange and study-abroad programs in more than 60 countries, from England to Argentina. Learn more at dal.ca/international.
Guidance and support every step of the way. From the day you arrive, Dalhousie’s International Centre will provide all the support you need for a smooth transition from home, and a great post-secondary experience. For more information, visit dal.ca/international. Dalhousie Student Services also provides online advice to help you settle in. Visit dal.ca/studentservices to learn more. Other resources include a multi-faith centre, studying for success office, writing centre, black student advising, health services and accessibility services – just to name a few.
Student life at Dal is enriched by the amount of support students have on campus. From academic to personal and career support there are endless chances to network and connect with individuals who have similar interests.
LIVING ON CAMPUS: the very best home-away-from-home The residence experience: Living in residence is safe, hassle-free, close to classes and gives you lots of opportunities to get involved. You choose what works for you: single or double room, moderate, low-key or quiet floor, and how many meals per week.
We’ll save you a spot: Pay your admission deposit, submit an online residence application and pay your residence application fee by June 30, 2014, to be guaranteed a place in residence. See page 14 for details.
Easy, healthy and nutritious: We’ll do the shopping, cooking and dishes. You’ll choose from nutritionally-balanced foods, including vegetarian options and multicultural cuisine.
Getting around: Halifax is easily accessible by walking, biking or public transit. The MetroTransit U-Pass included in Dal fees allows unlimited bus and ferry trips in the fall and winter semesters. Everything is within walking distance at our Agricultural Campus, and Halifax is just an hour away.
Stay connected: Residence rooms and apartments feature high-speed internet, wireless areas, cable TV access and local telephone service with voice mail. Safe and secure: Full-time Residence Life Managers, Residence Assistants and 24-hour, campus-wide security ensure a safe living environment.
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Dalhousie University Degree Programs Want to learn lots of new things? youâ€™re in luck. Faculty of Agriculture* (programs available on the Agricultural Campus only) Bachelor of Agriculture (with CAH Vilentum) International Food Business Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) Agricultural Business Agricultural Economics Animal Science Aquaculture Environmental Sciences Integrated Environmental Management Plant Science Diploma in Engineering (available in Halifax and on the Agricultural Campus) Pre-Veterinary Medicine Technology Diplomas Veterinary, Managed Landscapes, Plant Science, Business Management Faculty of Architecture and Planning
Bachelor of Community Design Environmental Planning Environment, Sustainability and Society Urban Design Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Arts Canadian Studies Classics Contemporary Studies Costume Studies (Theatre) Early Modern Studies English Environment, Sustainability and Society European Studies French Gender and Womenâ€™s Studies German History History of Science and Technology International Development Studies Italian Studies
Music Philosophy Political Science Religious Studies Russian Studies Sociology and Social Anthropology Spanish and Latin American Studies Theatre Acting, Costume Studies, Scenography, Theatre Studies Bachelor of Music
Faculty of Computer Science
Bachelor of Computer Science (Co-op option) Environment, Sustainability and Society Bachelor of Informatics (Co-op program) Environment, Sustainability and Society
Faculty of Engineering
Diploma in Engineering (available in Halifax and on the Agricultural Campus) Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op option) Chemical Civil Electrical Environmental Industrial Materials Mechanical Mineral Resource Bachelor of Engineering concurrent with Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Computer Science
Faculty of Health Professions
Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion) Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Bachelor of Science (Recreation) Bachelor of Health Science Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Nuclear Medicine Technology Radiological Technology Respiratory Therapy Bachelor of Science (Recreation) / Bachelor of Management combined
Faculty of Management
Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op program) Accounting Entrepreneurship Finance International Business Managing People and Organizations Marketing Logistics Marketing Management Bachelor of Management (Internship option) Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environment, Sustainability and Society Knowledge Management Leadership and Organizations Management and Globalization Public Sector Management Sustainable Resource and Environmental Management Bachelor of Management / Bachelor of Science (Recreation) combined
Faculty of Science
Bachelor of Science Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Co-op option) Biology (Co-op option) Chemistry (Co-op option) Integrated Science Program (First-year program only) Earth Sciences (Co-op option) Economics (Co-op option) Environment, Sustainability and Society Environmental Science (Co-op option) Marine Biology (Co-op option) Mathematics (Co-op option) Microbiology and Immunology (Co-op option) Neuroscience Ocean Sciences Physics and Atmospheric Science (Co-op option) Psychology Statistics (Co-op option) Bachelor of Science (Medical Sciences)**
Additional areas of study:
Many subjects in the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences & Sciences can be added to an Arts, Science, Management or Computer Science Degree.
Abrahamic Religions, American Studies, Applied Ethics, Arabic Studies, Bioethics, Business, Chinese Studies, Community Design, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Film Studies, Food Science, Geography, Health Studies, Hispanic Cultures, Hispanic Literature, Journalism, Law and Society, Management, Middle East Studies and Popular Culture For more information about programs, majors, and minors visit dal.ca/programs. * Please see dal.ca for a complete list of certificates, diplomas and programs offered on our Agricultural Campus. ** Subject to final MPHEC approval.
Come for your undergrad. Stay for more learning. Save on moving expenses. Programs available following one or more years of university study or the completion of an undergraduate degree: Architecture (Co-op program) Audiology Business Administration Dental Hygiene Dentistry Environmental Landscape Horticulture* Law Library and Information Studies Medical Laboratory Technology Medicine Meteorology Occupational Therapy Pharmacy Physiotherapy Planning (Co-op program) Public Administration Speech Language Pathology Social Work * Admission is based on a combination of academic study and work experience. Full details at dal.ca
Admission Requirements International students who meet university entrance requirements in their home country are normally eligible for admission to Dalhousie. Visit dal.ca/admissions for admission requirements specific to your country. You can be admitted to many Dalhousie programs directly from high school. The subjects required for admission to various programs are listed below, as well as the minimum required Grade 12 averages. Admission to programs at Dalhousie can be competitive; meeting the minimum entrance average does not guarantee admission. Normally 70 per cent or higher is necessary in all required subjects for early admission consideration.
admission requirements by curriculum Minimum Requirements
Math requirement †
GCE / British System
5 subjects with 2 A levels or 4 AS levels with grades of “C” or higher
Computer Science, Engineering, Science – at least AS level; All other programs requiring academic math – IGCSE or O level
Students who have studied their last 3 years in English and have IGCSE English First Language with a minimum of “C” are exempt from providing proof of English proficiency
AP (Advanced Placement) / US System
GPA on 5 subjects no less than 3.0 with SAT I total of 1650 or ACT composite score of 23
Computer Science, Engineering, Science – Pre-Calculus; All other programs requiring academic math – grade 12 math
AP classes with final grades of 4 or 5 will be considered for transfer credit
IB (International Baccalaureate)
Diploma students must have a predicted All programs requiring pre-calculus or academic total of at least 26 points; Certificate students will be considered on the basis math – at least math SL of at least 5 certificates
IB classes with grades of 5, 6, or 7 will be considered for transfer credit
Standard XII with at least 5 subjects and scores averaging at least 70%
All programs requiring pre-calculus or academic math – Standard XII Math
Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Management programs require Standard XII Math
Countries with a 12 year education system
Academic standing equal to 75% in 5 academic 12th grade subjects
Computer Science, Engineering, Science – a grade 12 Math class with pre-calculus preparation; All other programs requiring academic math – grade 12 math
Students who have studied their last 3 years in English and have IGCSE English First Language with a minimum of “C” are exempt from providing proof of English proficiency
All courses are Grade 12 academic or advanced. English Math†
Additional Minimum Overall Academic Subjects Average
4 other courses
Music1 Commerce Management Science2
3 3 3 3
3* 3* 3**
4 other courses 3 other courses 3 other courses 3 other courses
70% 75% 70% 75%
3 other courses 3 other courses
Community Design Informatics Engineering
3 3 3
3* 3* 3**
Chemistry and Physics
2 other courses 3 other courses 1 other course
75% 70% 70%
Biology or Chemistry
3 other courses
Biology and Chemistry
3 other courses 1 other course
Health Professions:: Health Promotion
Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound
Nuclear Medicine Technology
4 other courses
3 other courses
Physics and Biology
1 other course
Physics and Chemistry
1 other course
Radiological Technology Respiratory Therapy
Physics, and one of Biology or Chemistry Chemistry, and one of Biology or Physics
1 other course 1 other course
Agriculture: Agriculture/International Food Business
3 other courses
2 other courses
Technology Diplomas – Veterinary, Managed Landscapes, Plant Science and Business Management 4
* Programs that require academic level math or equivalent. ** Programs that require math with a pre-calculus or calculus component. 1 Students applying to Music are also required to demonstrate proficiency as instrumental or vocal performers in an audition/interview, and knowledge of the basic rudiments of music theory (equivalent to Grade II theory, Royal Conservatory of Music) and aural dictation through written diagnostic tests. 2 Students who wish to complete first year in the Integrated Science Program must apply to the Bachelor of Science program and select the Integrated Science option on the application form. In addition to meeting the English and Math requirements for the BSc, students must also complete two of Chemistry, Biology or Physics, and one additional university preparatory course. 3 Subject to MPHEC approval. 4 See dal.ca/admissions for specific diploma admission requirements.
Other important information
International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Students Students who complete International Baccalaureate courses or Advanced Placement courses may be eligible for university credit. Such programs are also considered during scholarship assessments.
SAT or ACT scores
Students from a U.S.-based curriculum require SAT total score results of 1650; or ACT composite score results of at least 23 with no individual score less than 20.
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You may be able to transfer course credits completed at another university to Dalhousie. Normally, a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 is required. Some programs may require higher GPAs. See dal.ca/transfercredits.
HOW TO APPLY Step 1: Submit your application Apply online or download a paper application at dal.ca/applynow. Apply by March 15 for entrance award consideration. Some deadlines may be earlier. See dal.ca and dal.ca/moneymatters.
Step 2: Send official transcripts Have official transcripts sent to the Registrar’s Office from your high school, college or university. Additional information or documentation may also be required.
Step 3: Check your status If you applied online, you can check your application status using your dal.ca/online account. Everyone who submits a complete application will receive a response when a decision about their application has been made.
Step 4: Confirm your spot After an offer of admission, submit an admission deposit as directed in your acceptance package. You may also be asked to confirm acceptance of scholarships, which are normally offered in mid-April.
Step 5: Apply to residence New Dalhousie undergraduate students are guaranteed a place in residence if the residence application process is completed, and deposit paid, by June 30. Submit a residence application at dal.ca/online.
Fees AND ADMISSION INFORMATION English proficiency
Applicants whose first language is not English, or whose high school program was not taught in English, must provide an English proficiency test score (minimum: IELTS 6.5 and TOEFL 90 Internetbased). Other English language proficiency test scores are also accepted. If you meet the academic criteria but need further preparation in English language, you may be admitted conditionally based on registration in an ESL program offered by Dalhousie or one of our partner institutions. More information is available at dal.ca/esl. Students applying directly from high school may choose to complete the Global Assessment Certificate (GAC), a comprehensive transition year program integrating English language training with instruction in math, science, computing, business, and social studies. GAC students enjoy the experience of on-campus life in the year between high school and beginning their undergraduate studies at Dalhousie. Visit dal.ca/esl for more information. Transcripts and test scores should be mailed to Dalhousie from your testing agency or issuing institution. Include a certified English translation if documents are written in another language. For details, visit dal.ca/admissions.
Fall & Winter Term
If you are not a Canadian citizen and plan to study in Canada for longer than six months, you will need a study permit issued by a Canadian Visa Office. Some students may also need a Temporary Resident Visa. Visit cic.gc.ca.
Estimated Costs 2013/14 Financing your education Dalhousie’s program of financial awards and assistance includes scholarships, bursaries, emergency loans, on-campus employment and other forms of financial assistance. Scholarships are valued at up to $39,000 (CDN). Visit dal.ca/moneymatters. Information is also available relating to loan programs for Canadian and U.S. citizens.
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Tuition and Incidental Fees* Books and Supplies Residence (lodging and food)** Canadian Student Total
$7,531 $1,250 $9,220 $18,001
For International Students Tuition and Incidental Fees* Books and Supplies Residence (lodging and food)** Differential Fee Health Insurance International Student Total
$7,541 $1,250 $9,220 $8,202 $491*** $26,704
Tuition and incidental fees are based on approved rates for the 2013/14 academic year. * Based on classes in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. Fees vary by program. ** Based on the average residence rate for a double room. *** Based on 2013/14 rate and subject to change.
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Fast Facts Students
Student population: 18,220 Student body: 55% female, 45% male International students: 2,400 from more than 110 countries Student clubs and organizations: More than 280
Faculty: 1,085 professors
AWARDS Financial assistance:
Over $40 million per year in scholarships, bursaries, student jobs Rhodes Scholars: 87 to date, among the top universities in the world
Faculty with a PhD: over 90%
More than 110,000 and counting
Degree programs: More than 180 Study abroad: More than 70 exchange programs in over 60 countries
World-class researchers: 51 Canada Research Chairs Research funding: More than $140 million annually
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